GLDD and USACE Continue Broadkill Beach Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, has just released an aerial photo of the ongoing project to deepen the federal channel of the Delaware River and use the material to build a dune and berm at Broadkill Beach, Delaware.

This project involves dredging as needed within the existing 40-foot Delaware River federal navigation channel to deepen it to 45 feet from Philadelphia Harbor, Pa. and Beckett Street Terminal, Camden, N.J. along a 102.5-mile distance to deepwater in the Delaware Bay.

The $76.8 million worth project was awarded to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Six contracts have been completed; one is under construction; and another has been awarded and is scheduled to begin construction in December.

More than 16 million cubic yards of material will be removed during the project. The bulk of the dredging is being performed by hopper and hydraulic pipeline dredges, with a bucket dredge used for rock removal in the Marcus Hook area.

Around 4 million cubic yards of good quality sand from the Delaware Bay is being dredged and placed for the construction of the Corps’ coastal storm damage reduction project (dune and beach nourishment) at Broadkill Beach.

The target date for completion of the project has been set for 2017.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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